Serve & Return Archives - Tennis Island

Serve DEUCE T and FH DL FH II

9:03 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE T and FH DL FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves to the T from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand down the line
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with forehand inside in
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

5:07 am
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basket drills

AD BH return CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement

– Coach serves wide from the ad side
– Player hits deep backhand return cross-court into the corner
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and FH DL FH II

12:18 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE wide and FH DL FH II

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand down the line
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with forehand inside in
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Return AD FH CC and BH CC

5:41 am
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basket drills

Return AD FH CC and BH CC

 

 

Objectives: Return, Forehand and Backhand, Placement, Consistency, Control

– Coach serves to the forehand from ad side
– Player hits deep forehand return into the zone
– Coach feeds another ball to the backhand side
– Player finishes with deep backhand cross-court
– The goal of this exercise is to combine return with the next shot. Developing patterns of play is the basic way to create automatic habits that players will use during the match

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE FH return CC and rally

12:35 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

DEUCE FH return CC and rally

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Footwork, Consistency

– Coach serves wide from the deuce side
– Player hits forehand cross-court return
– Player and coach maintain cross-court rally using only forehand strokes
– The goal is to work on forehand consistency and improve returning skills at the same time

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and FH approach CC and BH VL DL

12:08 am
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Return AD FH CC and BH drop shot DL

6:25 am
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basket drills

Return AD FH CC and BH drop shot DL

 

 

Objectives: Return, Drop shot, Placement

– Coach serves from the ad side
– Player hits forehand return cross-court
– Coach feeds the ball to the ad side
– Player finishes with backhand drop shot down the line
– The goal is to put the opponent behind the baseline by hitting deep return and finish with drop shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve AD and BH back around the cone

8:14 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve AD and BH back around the cone

 

 

Objectives: Speed, Footwork

– Coach stands in front of the player
– Player serves from the ad side
– After the serve player runs around the cone
– Coach throws the ball deep to the ad side
– Player quickly moves back and hits defensive backhand
– Player repeats this pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

Serve DEUCE wide and FH CC FH DL

4:53 am
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Tennis Hand Feed Drills

Serve DEUCE wide and FH CC FH DL

 

 

Objectives: Placement, Control, Pattern

– Player serves wide from the deuce side
– Coach feeds the ball to the deuce side
– Player hits forehand cross-court
– Coach feeds another ball to the deuce side
– Player finishes with forehand down the line
– The goal is to learn how to connect serve with the forehand strokes in a tactical pattern

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

DEUCE serve and FH VL CC rally

12:07 am
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DOUBLES serve deuce and FH HV CC deep

5:52 am
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DOUBLES serve deuce and FH HV CC deep

 

 

Objectives: Serve and volley, half-volley, Speed, Placement, Control

– Player serves from the deuce side and sprints forward to the net
– Coach feeds shorter ball into the service box to the deuce side
– Player executes forehand half-volley deep cross-court on the run
– The goal of this exercise is to learn how to play serve and volley pattern. Learning how to hit deep half-volleys on the run is a necessary skill to achieve a good position for the next winning shot

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

AD return FH IO and BH CC rally

5:21 am
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Tennis Live ball drills

AD return FH IO and BH CC rally

 

 

Objectives: Control, Placement, Consistency

– Coach serves to the T from ad side
– Player hits forehand return inside out
– Player and coach rally using only backhands cross-court
– The goal of this exercise is to implement serving and returning skills before rallies. By starting rally with serve and return drills are similar to the real match conditions so players practice in the environment they are going to compete in

Drill created by Marcin Bieniek

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